CANADIAN FIRE HEROES.
London, Ont., recently witnessed the spectacle of two members of its fire brigade being honored for an act of heroism in saving life during a fire in Bowling Alley last spring in that city. The recipients of this distinguishing mark of bravery were Chief Lawrence Clark and Foreman Daniel McDonald, of the hook and ladder truck company. Hon. Adam Beck was present, and in an appropriate address made the presentation to Chief Clark, in which he eulogised his work not only on the night in question, but, also, his general work as head of the local brigade. “The winning of this medal, (said Mr. Beck! is an honor which could not be purchased with all of the Rockefeller millions.” It was for such deeds, which, as the speaker pointed out, were always committed on the spur of the moment, and which always went to show the sort of stuff a man was made of, that honors of that kind were intended. Mr. Beck was proud to know that he had been instrumental in first securing Chief Clark as head of the department, and he never regretted the choice that had been made. “It is a relief to know (he said) that we can leave our homes, and feel that they are in absolute safety in the hands of such capable men as Chief Clark, of the fire department, and Chief Williams, of the police force.” Chief Clark made a suitable reply, in which he thanked the society for their donation of the medal. The presentation to Foreman McDonald was made by Mayor Judd, who spoke in most flattering terms of the value of the recipient to the brigade, saying that he had had occasion to watch his actions on more than one occasion, and that he had always proved himself a worthy member of the brigade, and a brave and honorable man. He had earned the medal on his merits, and it was a pleasure to him to be privileged to present him such a coveted emblem of bravery, and he hoped that he would live long and prosper, and that his family would treasure the medal as a reminder of the bravery of their ancestor. Foreman McDonald made a feeling reply.